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Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone: 405-232-0621
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Terry W. Tippens

Terry W. Tippens

Of Counsel

Terry Tippens practices primarily in the areas of business and commercial litigation, including banking, contracts, oil and gas, real property, insurance, agricultural, equine and water law, intellectual property rights, corporate and partnership disputes, and commercial arbitration.

He was recognized by Best Lawyers as Oklahoma City’s Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year for 2009, and for 2013 as Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year. Tippens has tried more than 50 complex jury trials, with some cases involving over $100 million. He also serves as a mediator in larger business disputes.

Tippens has a combined 20 years of experience in serving on the boards of directors and loan committees of two banks. He operates his own cattle ranch.

Education

  • Juris Doctor (The University of Oklahoma, 1971)
  • Bachelor of Science (Oklahoma State University, 1968)
    • Omicron Delta Kappa
    • Phi Kappa Phi
    • Phi Delta Phi

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1994
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989
  • Oklahoma, 1971

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
    • Director, 1988-1991
    • Vice president, 1989-1990
  • American Inns of Court

Awards & Honors

  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year
    • Banking and Finance Law – Oklahoma City,2013
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation – Oklahoma City, 2009
  • The Best Lawyers in America (35+ years)
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation
    • Banking and Finance Law
    • Securities Law
  • Chambers USA
    • Top 10 Oklahoma Litigator
  • Institutional Investor’s Benchmark: America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys Guide
    • Local Litigation Star
  • Super Lawyers, 2006-2014
    • Top 50 Lawyers in Oklahoma, 2012
    • Top 10 Lawyers in Oklahoma, 2009
    • Corporate Counsel Edition, 2008
  • Litigation Counsel of America (fellow)
  • International Society of Barristers (fellow)

Representative Matters & Clients

  • Advanced Card Technologies LLC v. Harvard Label Inc., Slip Copy, 2008 WL 4534117 (W.D. Okla. 2008)
  • Manhattan Const. Co. v. Degussa Corp., Slip Copy, 2008 WL 4058017 (W.D. Okla. 2008)
  • Chesapeake Energy Corp v. TXD Services LP, Slip Copy, 2008 WL 2944927 (W.D. Okla. 2008)
  • Lewis & Clark Outdoors Inc. v. L.C. Industries Inc., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2008 WL 23975000 (W.D. Okla. 2008)
  • MCC Management of Naples Inc. v. International Bancshares Corp., Not Reported in F. Supp.2d, 2008 WL 2066287 (W.D. Okla. 2008)
  • Chesapeake Energy Corp. v. TXD Services LP, Slip Copy, 2008 WL 268291 (W.D. Okla. 2008)
  • Lewis & Clark Outdoors Inc. v. Mahco Inc., Not Reported in F. Supp.2d, 2007 WL 4510364 (W.D. Ark. 2007)
  • Manhattan Const. Co. v. Degussa Corp., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2007 WL 983084 (W.D. Okla. 2007)
  • In re Sharp, 361 B.R. 559, 2007 WL 137143 (10th Cir. BAP 2007)
  • Edwards v. Urice, 99 P.3d 256 2004 WL 2365152, 2004 (Ok. Ct. App. 2006)
  • In re CFS-Related Securities Fraud Litigation, 223 F.R.D. 631, 2004 WL 2075167 (N.D. Okla. 2004)
  • In re Commercial Financial Services Inc., 97 Fed.Appx. 238, 2004 WL 433065
  • Anderson V. Dow Agrosciences LLC, 262 F.Supp.2d 1280, 2003 WL 21182933 (W.D. Okla. 2003)
  • In re Commercial Financial Services Inc., Not Reported in B.R., 2003 WL 22927208 (N.D. Okla. Bkrtcy 2003)
  • In re CFS-Related Securities Fraud Litigation, 256 F.Supp.2d 1227, 2003 WL 1683855 (N.D. Okla. 2003)
  • In re CFS-Related Securities Fraud Litigation, 213 F.R.D. 435, 2003 WL 546680 (N.D. Okla. 2003)
  • In re CFS-Related Securities Fraud Litigation, 179 F.Supp.2d 1260, 2001 WL 1682815 (N.D. Okla. 2001)
  • Oklahoma Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Assn’ Inc. v. Shotts, 38 P.3d 916, 2001 WL 1701504 (Okla. Ct. App. 2001)
  • Barby Energy Corp. v. Marlin Oil Corp., 985 P.2d 194, 1999 WL 427997, (Okla. Ct. App. 1999)
  • United States ex rel. Semtner v. Medical Consultants Inc., 170 F.R.D 490 (W.D. Okla. 1997)
  • Harolds Stores Inc. v. Dillard Dept. Stores Inc., 82 F.3d 1533, 1996 WL 223613 (10th Cir. 1996)
  • Krumme v. Moody, 910 P.2d 993, 1995 WL 731266, 30 UCC Rep.Serv.2d 855 (Okla. 1995)
  • Big John’s Lumber Co. of Muskogee Inc. v. City Bank of Muskogee, 901 P.2d 832 (Okla. Ct. App. 1995)
  • Schulte v. Apache Corp., 949 P.2d 291, 1995 WL 406539, 138 Oil & Gas Rep. 392 (Okla. 1995)
  • Grubb v. FDIC, 34 F.3d 956 (10th Cir. 1994)
  • Resolution Trust Corp. v. Wright, 868 F.Supp. 301 (W.D. Okla. 1993)
  • FDIC v. Appling, 992 F.2d 1109 (10th Cir. 1993)
  • Chrysler Credit Corp. v. Ferguson Pontiac-GMC, Inc., 853 P.2d 1282 (Okla. Ct. App. 1993)
  • Chrysler Credit Corp. v. Country Chrysler Inc. 928 F.2d 1509 (10th Cir. 1991)
  • Gary v. American Cas. Co. of Reading, Pa., 753 F.Supp. 1547 (W.D. Okla. 1990)
  • Palermo v. First Nat. Bank & Trust Co. of Oklahoma City, 894 F.2d 363 (10th Cir. 1990)
  • FDIC v. Barker, Not Reported in F. Supp., 1990 WL 517034 (W.D. Okla. 1990)
  • FDIC v. Farris, 738 F.Supp. 444 (W.D. Okla. 1989)
  • Sabine Corp. v. ONG Western Inc., 725 F.Supp. 1157 (W.D. Okla. 1989)
  • Grubb v. FDIC, 868 F.2d 1151 (10th Cir. 1989)
  • Grubb v. FDIC, 833 F.2d 222 (10th Cir. 1987)
  • FDIC v. Palermo, 815 F.2d 1329 (10th Cir. 1987)
  • Flanagan v. United States, 810 F.2d 930 (10th Cir. 1987)
  • Poolaw v. City of Anadarko, 738 F.2d 364 (10th Cir. 1984)
  • Hefley v. Jones, 687 F.2d 1383 (10th Cir. 1982)
  • Fitzgerald v. Sirloin Stockade Inc., 680 F.2d 694 (10th Cir. 1980)
  • Poolaw v. City of Anadarko, 660 F.2d 459 (10th Cir. 1981)
  • Zahn v. General Ins. Co. of America, 611 P.2d 645 (Okla. 1980)
  • Fitzgerald v. Sirloin Stockade Inc., 624 F.2d 945 (10th Cir. 1980)
  • Ledford v. Wheeler, 620 P.2d 903 (Okla. Ct. App. 1979)
  • Mac Adjustment Inc. v. General Adjustment Bureau Inc., 597 F.2d 1318 (10th Cir. 1979)
  • Coffey v. Whirlpool Corp., 591 F.2d 618 (10th Cir. 1979)
  • Biliske v. American Livestock Ins. Co., 73 F.R.D. 124 (W.D. Okla. 1977)
  • Northeast Oklahoma Elec. Co-op. Inc. v. Grand River Dam Authority, 554 P.2d 1179 (Okla. 1976)
  • In re Ferris, 415 F.Supp. 33 (W.D. Okla. 1976)
  • Chavez v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., 525 F.2d 827 (10th Cir. 1975)
  • Gary v. Peckham, 468 F.2d 1241 (10th Cir. 1972)

Media Mentions

  • Feature article in Oklahoma Super Lawyers (2008)
  • “[Tippens is a] hard-nosed and incredibly effective trial lawyer …” – Chambers USA Guide, 2007

Speaking Engagements

Tippens has regularly lectured on continuing legal education topics such as voir dire (jury selection), lender liability, equine law, federal pleading practice and more.


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Fellers Snider Attorneys Receive Unanimous Verdict

OKLAHOMA CITY – Terry W. Tippens and Bryan N.B. King of Fellers Snider represented plaintiff Robert Murray in January 2015 for claims of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract in Oklahoma state court against a Texas oil rig and equipment defendant. After a four-day trial, the jury re...

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